President Trump to speak at law enforcement conference in Kansas City on Friday

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump is set to visit Missouri for a conference on crime.

According to the White House, Trump will speak Friday at the 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference in Kansas City.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein are among U.S. Department of Justice leaders slated to speak at the conference. The White House says the event is expected to draw hundreds of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and others focused on cutting back on crime.

The George W. Bush-era Project Safe Neighborhoods faded during former President Barack Obama’s administration. Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revived it last year.

Through the initiative, federal prosecutors have worked with local law enforcement agencies to target offenders in cases involving guns, drugs and gangs.

The Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.